As small, family-run businesses are gradually disappearing, swallowed up by conglomerates of mega-industries and chains, the exhibition ‘Work Environments’ sends its artists to experience and work in ‘non-artistic’ settings. Work environments which many artists view as a starting point and inspiration for art, including a carpentry shop, a forced-labor camp, a fashion accessories wholesaler, a hardware shop and a building site, have become laboratories and studio spaces, and the issue of locus (the difference between ‘home,’ ‘studio’ and ‘workplace’) is being examined. Each level at the pavilion, including the stairwell, the lobby and façade, encompasses one work environment, with various tangent points made between them through installations, displays that are partly based on the original workspaces, and stretching the boundaries between reality and model.

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